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celebrating 19 years!

September 7, 2021
19 years of marriage

Thanks be to God, we are celebrating 19 years of marriage this year! We are continually marveling at the grace of God in our lives, often wondering why God is so good to us! How can we be so happy together, never wanting to separate? It remains a mystery to us, but we are grateful nonetheless.

We celebrated with a night away in the big city, complete with a Target snack run and ordering room service at the hotel! 🙂 We find ourselves getting old and enjoying resting in our hotel more than any other adventure, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

With our baby’s due date only 3 weeks away, we weren’t sure if we should go out of town- especially after an early morning scare at 37 weeks on the day. Everything calmed down on the labor front, so we were happy to get a chance to take one last night away before she arrived! 19 years of marriage with our 8th baby in my belly- I am a happy woman!

What a joy to be able to carry another precious life.

We finished the last of our anniversary celebrations several days later with dinner out, flowers (above), and a little last minute shopping!

Little did we know our sweet girl would arrive only 8 days later! 🙂

Here we are just 7 days later at the hospital: <3

It was a happy anniversary, indeed. 🙂


baby #8 pregnancy update weeks 36-39

August 29, 2021

Here are the last few weeks of the baby bump- this baby belly grew fast in the last month! I am so in awe of the miracle God has done in my womb. I can hardly believe this is my eighth child!

36 weeks:

37 weeks:

38 weeks:

39 weeks:

And the last one not in a hospital gown: 39 weeks + 5 days! 🙂


pregnancy: 35 weeks and counting

July 20, 2021

I’m 35 weeks along and starting to feel quite pregnant! 🙂 I am down to weekly doctor’s appointments and so far baby girl is doing perfectly, thanks to the Lord! I may be slowing down, but the house projects are speeding up. I took a tour of labor and delivery today and pre-registered at the hospital, which brought back so many memories and made me feel excited to meet this sweet little one. I’m due one month from today!

35 weeks, after the last BODYPUMP of the week!

pregnancy update: 34 weeks

July 11, 2021

We are in the last six week stretch with this little baby love! I’m feeling great, thanks to the Lord! I think the exercising I have been doing has been so helpful, I’m so grateful to be able to keep doing what I love this pregnant! 🙂